[Public-List] Lifting boat by rudder
eddiediver at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 12 09:09:44 PST 2008
Is the operative word "Suggested"? Ed Schroeder #303
--- On Wed, 11/12/08, crufone at comcast.net <crufone at comcast.net> wrote:
From: crufone at comcast.net <crufone at comcast.net>
Subject: [Public-List] Lifting boat by rudder
To: "Alberg, Public List" <public-list at alberg30.org>
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 10:14 AM
My understanding is that once the yard realized that the strap was misplaced
they stopped lifting and repositioned the aft strap before the final haul out.
The owner was present and witnessed their mistake and suggested that the yard
repair the damage done to his boat.
WOW! the picked up the boat with one strap on the rudder ... lucky they
didn't loose the boat !
crufone at comcast.net wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
before I purchased my boat the yard began to lift it and the strap
> was on the rudder.Â This caused the rudder to slam to one side,
> broke the tiller end fitting but not the wooden
tiller!!!Â The yard at
> their cost replaced both the tiller 'H'
fitting and the rudder post cap
> with a newÂ Edson set. While I
was not there the previous owner mentioned
> that the yard had to
mill a key slot into the original rudder post.
> Apparently they
did this while the rudder and post was in location on the
boat.Â They must have set up some sort of fixture and used a cutter to
> mill the keyway.Â I have not taken this apart to see how good a
> did.Â While sailing the tiller is centered nicely and
the fitting appears
> to be tight on the rudder post.Â My boat is
a 1966 model, Hull #133.
> I have
heard that the earlier boats used a pinch bolt set up to hold this
> fitting on and the later ones used a key system.Â I believe that
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